Our projectsRoVER: Robotic Vehicles for Education and Research

Sustainable Development Goal target(s)

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (SDG 9)

Project lead Dr Erfu Yang and Dr Andy Wong, Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management
Open to year groups 2 to 5
Department/degree subjects
  • Design, Manufacturing and Engineering Management
  • Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical & Mechanical Engineering

Please note: availability can vary between degrees. Please contact your advisor of studies and the project lead for more information.

How to apply

To apply for this project please complete our application form.

9: Industry, Innovation and infrastructure.

Project overview

The goal of RoVER is to design, build and develop completely autonomous, robotic vehicles to enable environmental sensing and interaction in the environment and the smart cities of the future. The project goals are flexible between years and will educate and train students in any aspect of robotic systems relevant to their interests and discipline.

This academic year (2019-20), RoVER aims to create an autonomous shopping cart. Students will be tasked with developing the control, communication, navigation and intelligence technology required for its operation. This will involve making a robot navigated autonomously in a supermarket or shopping mall, which would be of use to the disabled and elderly.

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